How to avoid being so bad at cold calling that you end up bankrupting the company

How to avoid being so bad at cold calling that you end up bankrupting the company

For many sales people, cold calling is an essential part of the job. It’s the mystical artform that turns a complete stranger at the other end of a telephone line into a customer. If it’s done well, it can prove invaluable for a company’s bottom line by generating new business it benefits from for a…

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The dithering of Sir Thomas Bloodworth results in The Great Fire of London

The dithering of Sir Thomas Bloodworth results in The Great Fire of London

The London of the 1660s was described as being a “wooden, northern, and inartificial congestion of Houses,” by the contemporary diarist John Evelyn. What Evelyn meant by this was that the city was unplanned and ad hoc as a result of its organic growth and unregulated urban sprawl. The combination of wooden buildings and congestion…

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ASOS ‘try before you buy’ service generates record numbers of post-wedding returns

ASOS ‘try before you buy’ service generates record numbers of post-wedding returns

  The new ASOS ‘try before you buy’ service has witnessed the online retailer receiving a record number of customer returns for its bridal products.   The online fashion retailer remains confused as to why customers have been ordering bridal wear via the new scheme and then returning it after only a couple of days….

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Finnair plans to weigh its customers at the check-in desk instead of their baggage

Finnair plans to weigh its customers at the check-in desk instead of their baggage

  Finnair has started to weigh its customers at the check-in desk instead of their baggage The W1nners’ Club can reveal.   The airline has decided to increase its payload efficiency by placing passengers in the baggage hold and putting their personal items in the seats that they have booked. Finnair’s Head of Flight Bookings…

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Samsung confirms Galaxy phones can be dipped in milk after Android Oreo updates

Samsung confirms Galaxy phones can be dipped in milk after Android Oreo updates

  Samsung has confirmed its Galaxy S8 mobile phone users who have upgraded to the Android Oreo 8.0 operating system will be able to dip their handsets in a glass of milk.   The company is currently undertaking a beta testing program whereby Samsung users can find out if their operating system update is complete…

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The Zombie Frappuccino is as un-PC as imitation dreadlock wigs say Zombies

The Zombie Frappuccino is as un-PC as imitation dreadlock wigs say Zombies

  Zombies have expressed outrage at the Starbucks coffee chain for launching its Zombie Frappuccino drink at Halloween.   The undead community says that this amounts to nothing more than the crass commercialization of Zombie culture, and is about as politically correct as people turning up to cheer on Lewis Hamilton wearing imitation dreadlock wigs….

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Everyone upset the new WhatsApp ‘delete’ function doesn’t go back 10 years

Everyone upset the new WhatsApp ‘delete’ function doesn’t go back 10 years

  Almost everybody that uses the internet has expressed disappointment upon hearing the new WhatsApp ‘delete’ function doesn’t retroactively get rid of your personal online data.   The feature, which is officially called “Delete for Everyone,” has been in development for several months – a period of time over which most people will have made…

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Zinedine Zidane headbutts an opposing player in the 2006 World Cup final

Zinedine Zidane headbutts an opposing player in the 2006 World Cup final

Have you ever headbutted a competitor on your last day at work before retiring? If you have, you’re not alone. French football star Zinedine Zidane was sent off in the 2006 World Cup Final for headbutting Italy’s Marco Materazzi in the chest. The act was committed in retaliation to Materazzi’s earlier verbal provocation. As the…

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Customer Feedback Form – Office Security Improvement Work

Customer Feedback Form – Office Security Improvement Work

We are constantly trying to improve the level of service we provide, and ask that you take a minute to tell us how we are doing and what we can do to improve. How happy are you with the job we have just completed?  (1 = delighted – 5 = very unhappy) 1 2 3…

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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Struggling to get drunk

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Struggling to get drunk

Dear Darcus, As we come up to the Chrsitmas period, I now have a lot of client lunches booked in the diary, but have noticed how difficult it is becoming for me to get sufficiently drunk during the meal. I’ve tried everything. I will even drink a few cans of lager before getting to the…

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